Old Dominion drops two new songs.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
– Old Dominion released two new songs at midnight.
The band put out "Everything to Lose" and "Dancing Forever." Neither has been released on the quintet's albums. The band teased the songs on social media earlier this week.
"Everything to Lose" is a softer song with a soulful edge from lead singer Matthew Ramsey. "Dancing Forever" is more of a low-key, mid-tempo ballad.
The two tracks follow three previously unreleased tracks that the band unveiled in May, originally recorded for past projects. Old Dominion put out a self-titled disc in October 2019, which yielded the hits "Make It Sweet" and "One Man Band."
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